ASEAN'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE RECEPTION, 21 NOVEMBER 2017
The ASEAN's 50th Anniversary Commemorative Reception, jointly organised by the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) and ASEAN Committee in Tokyo (ACT), was held at the Imperial Hotel on 21 November 2017.
That evening, H.E. Dato' Ahmad Izlan Idris, Ambassador of Malaysia to Japan, along with other ASEAN Ambassadors as well as AJC Secretary General Masataka Fujita, played host to some 300 guests including Japanese dignitaries namely Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Komeito leader Natsuo Yamaguchi and Upper House Member Hirofumi Nakasone.
In his remarks at the reception, Foreign Minister Kono congratulated the ASEAN's golden jubilee and highlighted the importance of ASEAN to Japan. He also reaffirmed Japan's continued commitment to further strengthening its relations with ASEAN.
The reception marked a high point of the ASEAN's 50th anniversary commemoration in Tokyo and it has provided an opportunity for both ASEAN and Japan to reaffirm their commitment to a strong partnership.
Photos courtesy of ASEAN-Japan Centre